Student Dresscode

DeSoto ISD PK-12 Standards of Dress Guidelines

The DeSoto ISD recommendations for the standardized dress are in alignment with the new dress code standards which are located in the DeSoto ISD Student Handbook:


Recommended  Standardized Attire:

 

  • Monday: Gold Day ( Gold polo style shirt with khakis or jeans)

  • Tuesday – Green Day (: Green polo-style shirt with khakis or jeans)

  • Wednesday – Professional Dress Day (Non-branded or District branded blazers, ties, cardigans and sweater vest)

  • Thursday – College and Career Day (ex. College or University spirit shirt with khakis or jeans)

  • Friday – DeSoto Spirit Day (District or campus spirit shirt with jeans or khakis)

 

The above-listed recommended student dress days are not required dress for students. However, student participation in standardized dress is highly recommended and are offered to provide a framework for student community, pride, and belongingness.


The District will provide information regarding how and where parents and staff can purchase any of the district-branded blazers, sweaters, or vests in the near future.


As included in the DeSoto ISD Student Handbook, please note the revised dress code for the 2022-2023 academic year on the following page:










Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

ITEMS


ALLOWED


NOT ALLOWED

 

 

TOPS/SHIRTS

All students (PK-12) can wear any color top/shirt; OR a college, military, or spirit shirt. The shirt must fit the individual properly. Shirts can be long or short-sleeved.

Shirts are not limited to solid colors. Shirts must cover the midsection.

  • Sleeveless, tanks/camis, tube or halter tops

  • Crop tops or low-cut shirts

  • Lewd or inappropriate text/graphics

  • Tops or shirts with holes in them

 

 

 

BOTTOMS

All Students (PK-12) can wear bottoms that fit the individual properly. Material (athletic attire is also included) and colors do not matter. However, clothing cannot be too big/sagging, or too tight. Shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 2 inches from the top of the knee.

  • Leggings

  • Pajama Pants

  • Tights (under a skirt ONLY)

  • Sagging: Pants that are unnaturally fitting at the waist and crotch area.

  • Pants with holes

 

SKIRTS/

DRESSES

Dresses must have sleeves. Dresses (and skirts) must fit appropriately and must not be too tight or no shorter than 2 inches from the top of the knee.

  • Mini dresses/skirts

  • Halter dresses or spaghetti straps

BELTS

Belts are permissible and must be worn at the natural waistline.

  • No buckles larger than 1 1/2 inch in length and width.

  • No lewd or inappropriate text or graphics.

 

 

SHOES

 

 

Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • House shoes

  • Stiletto heels

  • Flip-flops

  • Athletic slides

  • Open-toe/Open-heel

  • Shoes with wheels

  • Steel-toe boots/shoes

  • Crocs in non-sport mode (no strap on the back of the heel)

OUTERWEAR: SWEATERS, SWEATSHIRTS, JACKETS, COATS, HOODIES

 

All students (PK-12) can wear any color of outerwear. Outwear must be appropriately sized.

  • Lewd or inappropriate text/graphics

  • No hoods are allowed on the head while inside the building

 

 

HATS, BASEBALL CAPS, HEADWRAPS

These may not include any lewd or inappropriate text or graphics. Religious head wraps are permitted. Caps and head wraps worn for medical reasons are permitted.

  • Hats

  • Baseball Caps

  • Sock hats (only permitted outdoors)

  • Bonnets

  • Durags

  • Decorative/casual head wraps

  • Bandanas

OTHER:

FACE SHIELDS, MASKS, GATORS, ACCESSORIES

Mouth coverings are not required but are highly encouraged to help lower and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Any accessory that is deemed lewd/offensive, unsafe, or extreme in nature is not appropriate in the school environment.

  • Lewd or inappropriate text/graphics

  • No ski masks

  • No sunglasses are allowed in the building

  • Extreme jewelry

  • Visible body piercing except ears

 

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time.

Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.